Sunday, October 18, 2009

GetDeb v2 Beta Available

GetDeb v2 Beta is a major milestone on the GetDeb project development, it addresses most of the technical limitations of the current system/engine that we have been using for the last 3 years.
The major improvements are:

* Software installation using a GPG signed APT repository with mirror distribution
* Single click installation even for multi-package installs
* Automatic software updates (from the repository)
* New design - for the first time not based on a Ubuntu offical site
* Web based applications publishing

These changes will increase our ability to provide more and better packages in a safely manner.
Most of the effort was invested at the APT-Portal project, which is shared with Playdeb and because is open source it can be used by by other teams to deploy their own repository based portals.

Both the design and code base -rewritten in python- still need a lot of work, if you have any skills with Python/HTML/CSS/AJAX please join the developers team.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Preparing for Karmic

Karmic hit Beta and we still have a lot to do, fortunately I will am on vacations next week so I hope to be able to complete the major tasks just in time.

Here is the list:
- Setup the automated building system for karmic
- Finish the design and code for the getdeb based on apt-portal
- Test and move existing games on playdeb from jaunty to karmic